Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 5 Hansard (8 May) . . Page.. 1749..
MR STEFANIAK (continuing):
The amendment is a significant winding back. The government might not think so and the commission might not think so, but as a matter of principle it is a quantum shift. Making it more difficult for independents is not right for democracy in this territory. For those reasons, the Liberal Party, at the end of this debate today, will not be voting for this bill as it is currently constituted.
Title agreed to.
Question so resolved in the affirmative.
Bill, as amended, agreed to.
Civil Partnerships Bill 2006
Debate resumed from 12 December 2006, on motion by Mr Corbell:
Another point today is that on Sunday the attorney indicated that he had come to no arrangement with the federal government and had to go down this particular path. That was on Sunday. Even though this debate has meandered around in circles for probably two or more years, there is now an element of rushing. We have a bill, a substantive bill, the Civil Partnerships Bill 2006, consisting of 23 pages. The amendments consist of 29 pages.